|Association||Bronx's Gold Team|
|Weight Class||Lightweight (155 lbs.)|
|Height||5' 10" (178 cm)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu / Muay Thai|
|Fighting Out Of||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Charles Oliveira Pictures||Charles Oliveira In Depth Analysis|
Charles Oliveira is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division. A professional MMA competitor since 2008, Oliveira has mainly fought in small Brazilian promotions until his move to the UFC.
|Record||16 - 3 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw) (1 NC)|
|Loss||Cub Swanson||KO (Punch)||UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort||9/22/2012||1||2:40|
|Win||Jonathan Brookins||Submission (Brabo Choke)||UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale||6/1/2012||2||2:42|
|Win||Eric Wisely||Submission (Calf Slicer)||UFC on FOX 2: Evans vs. Davis||1/28/2012||1||1:43||Won Submission of the Night|
|Loss||Donald Cerrone||TKO (Punches)||UFC on Versus 5: Hardy vs Lytle||8/14/2011||1||3:01|
|No Contest||Nik Lentz||No Contest (Lentz Struck by Illegal Knee)||UFC on Versus 4: Kongo vs. Barry||6/26/2011||2||1:48||Won Fight of the Night; Originally declared winner via submission|
|Loss||Jim Miller||Submission (Kneebar)||UFC 124: St. Pierre vs. Koscheck 2||12/11/2010||1||1:59|
|Win||Efrain Escudero||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||UFC Fight Night 22: Marquardt vs. Palhares||9/15/2010||3||2:25||Catchweight (159 lbs.) bout; Won Submission of the Night|
|Win||Darren Elkins||Submission (Armbar)||UFC Live 2: Jones vs. Matyushenko||8/1/2010||1||0:41||Won Submission of the Night|
|Win||Diego Bataglia||KO (Slam)||WC: Warriors Challenge 5||2/14/2010||1||N/A||Won Warriors Challenge Four-man Lightweight Tournament|
|Win||Rosenildo Rocha||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||WC: Warriors Challenge 5||2/14/2010||1||1:21|
|Win||Eduardo Pachu||Decision (Split)||EFC: Eagle Fighting Championship||9/26/2009||3||5:00|
|Win||Alexandre Bezerra||Submission (Anaconda Choke)||FCF: First Class Fight 3||9/18/2009||2||1:11|
|Win||Dom Stanco||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||ROC 24: Ring of Combat 24||4/17/2009||1||3:33||Won USKBA Lightweight Championship|
|Win||Carlos Soares||Submission (Triangle Choke)||JF 12: Warriors||3/21/2009||1||2:48|
|Win||Eliene Silva||TKO (Knee and Punches)||KF 1: Korea Fight 1||12/29/2008||2||N/A||Won Korea Fight Four-man Tournament|
|Win||Daniel Fernandes||KO||KF 1: Korea Fight 1||12/29/2008||N/A||N/A|
|Win||Medhi Bagda||TKO (Punches)||KA 1: Kawai Arena 1||12/13/2008||1||N/A|
|Win||Diego Braga||TKO (Punches)||Predador FC 9: Welterweight Grand Prix||3/15/2008||1||2:30||Won Predador FC Welterweight Grand Prix|
|Win||Viscardi Andrade||TKO (Punches)||Predador FC 9: Welterweight Grand Prix||3/15/2009||2||2:47|
|Win||Jackson Pontes||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||Predador FC 9: Welterweight Grand Prix||3/15/2009||1||2:11|
Mixed Martial Arts Career
Oliveira began his MMA career in 2008 in his home country of Brazil, compiling a record of 12-0, with six technical knockouts and five submission wins. On three separate occasions, Oliveira has compiled multiple wins in the same night.
In March 2008, Oliveira made his professional debut at the Predador FC 9: Welterweight Grand Prix event. In the first round Oliveira defeated Jackson Pontes via submission (Rear Naked Choke) which advanced him to the second stage of the tournament held the same night. Oliveira's second stage fight was against Viscardi Andrade. In the second round of the fight, Oliveira won via TKO (Punches) and advanced to the final round of the tournament. Oliveira then won the tournament by defeating Diego Braga via TKO (Punches) in the first round of the fight.
After defeating Medhi Bagda in December 2008, Oliveira entered into another tournament, where he defeated Daniel Fernandes and Eliene Silva via TKO and KO respectively. Oliveira then defeated three opponents in the next few months, each by submission and later had a split decision victory over Eduardo Pachu.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
In January 2010, Oliveira was named as the third best Brazilian prospect to watch in 2010, according to Sherdog.
Oliveira then signed for the UFC and made his debut against Darren Elkins. This fight was originally scheduled for The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz Finale, but was rescheduled for UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko due to visa issues.
Oliveira defeated Elkins via submission (Armbar) after 41 seconds of the first round. Oliveira was taken down early by Elkins, but quickly attempted a triangle choke, before transitioning to an armbar, forcing the tapout. The submission earned him the Submission of the Night award.
His next fight with the UFC took place on September 15, 2010 at UFC Fight Night 22, where he faced off against The Ultimate Fighter 8 winner Efrain Escudero. Escudero failed to make weight and the bout was turned into a Catchweight bout of 159 lbs. Largely a standup affair, Oliveira had the quicker hands and feet, especially when it came to stinging leg kicks, and was slowed only when his lightweight opponent connected on an inadvertent low kick midway through the final frame. With the referee surprisingly unwilling to give the fighter his five minutes of recovery time and rushed back into the final three minutes of the bout, Oliveira quickly shot for a takedown and then took his opponent's back when the "TUF 8" champion tried to escape from the canvas. With his body lock secured and Escudero in the standing position, Oliveira easily locked in a Rear Naked Choke that forced a tap-out at the 2:25 mark of the final frame. For the second time in a row, Oliveira won the Submission of the Night Honors.